Essential Pieces for Your Back to School Wardrobe When you Live in the South


Starting school in the middle of the summer (July 31st to be exact) means that we aren’t exactly shopping for sweaters and jeans. Especially in the South when it feels like we live on the surface of the sun while a fire hose is being aimed at us. Yes, it’s hot and humid. So, when it’s time for us to go back to school shopping, we have to consider that when picking some essential pieces for back to school.

Essential Pieces for your back to school wardrobe when you live in the south

When it was time for some back to school shopping (yes, in JULY), we headed to Osh Kosh B’gosh to get some summer back to school essentials. One of my favorite things about OshKosh is that they make so many of their clothing items and lines mix and match. So, kids have freedom to express themselves and still match within the line. And added bonus is that they are priced very well and that they last. Case in point, N on the left is wearing her OshKosh from two years ago.

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A dress

We had to grab the pink floral dress because it was just so her. And, the fact that it had shorter sleeves and was a lightweight material was a must! She can later wear it with a sweater and maybe even leggings.

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Leggings + Tunic

The leggings and tunics are great for year round here. All she has to do is add a jeans jacket for winter and she’s good. A bonus is that these leggings also pair well with dresses because of the mix and match options, so she ends up with more outfit options with less clothes.

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Graphic and Printed T’s

The Graphic T’s at OshKosh are always on trend, cute and often have fun, empowering messages. When we saw “smart is the new cool”, we both new that it had to be part of her back to school wardrobe.

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T-shirts are one of those essential pieces that will work all year long, too. But right now, she’s just wearing the shirts with shorts. No need for a jacket for a while!

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Yes, shorts are a big must here. The kids have recess and PE outside. And it’s HOT! (Have I mentioned it’s hot here?) I really like that OshKosh has shorts that are longer and more comfortable for the girls to play around in. Plus, even with the bigger kid sizes, they still have the elastic insides with buttons so the waists can be adjusted without the need for a belt. I think you can tell how excited she is about that!

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For this wardrobe, I let her go online and pick out what she wanted from OshKosh B’gosh. I find if they pick out their clothes, they are happier. And for me, as long as they are weather appropriate, I’m happy, too!

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Giving Back

In 2014, the company launched The B’gosh Jeanius Campaign as an annual effort to support our customer’s local communities with donated clothing and school supply needs. Since then, they’ve partnered with, Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S. fashion delivers), OshKosh Moms, families and friends to collect over $1.1 million and distribute more than 66,000 articles of clothing to impact the lives of over 260,000 students.

What is one back to school wardrobe essential you have to have?

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  1. We need some slim fit stretch jeans with those reinforced knees. I patches no less than 1 billions knees last fall, and only the OshKosh jeans stuck it out.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I like the long sleeve dinosaur Graphic Novel-Tee with skinny jeans.

  3. I would get the Mix Kit Ruffle Sleeve Top.

  4. Steve Weber says:

    I would get some graphic tees and dark jeans.

  5. The French Terry Joggers.

  6. Abigail Gibson says:

    One of the items I would get my nephew is the OshKosh Shark Print Swim Trunks.

  7. Christin Alonzo says:

    I love the sweater dress with plaid flannel skirt. So many cute options!

  8. Ellie Wright says:

    I would get the Tiered Sparkle Tulle Dress for my granddaughter.

  9. Cynthia C says:

    I think my niece would look cute in the Eyelet Sleeve Botanical Print Dress.

  10. I love the arrow print jersey joggers!

  11. Michelle Hill says:

    I like the Hooded Colorblock Bubble Jacket.

  12. Love the Eyelet Sleeve Botanical Print Dress for my daughter!

  13. I would get my grandson the Lightweight Hooded Jacket.

  14. Quilted Jersey Hooded Jacket and Cable-Knit Hooded Jacket for my baby girl to wear this winter

  15. Pat Chance says:

    Very cute models.

  16. I’m partial to the ‘books make me happy” top.

  17. I would love to get the

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  18. 2-Piece Striped Organza Dres

  19. Jennifer Oppel says:

    Heritage fleece hoodie

  20. Oh I really love the Shark Print Jersey Polo! Oh that would be so cute on the first day of school!

  21. Brandy Graham says:

    I would get the heritage hoodie. So adorable for my daughter.

  22. Tee Anderson says:

    I love the Mix Kit Real Magic Tunic.

  23. heather s says:

    Hooded Colorblock Bubble Jacket is cute

  24. I like the bring your A game T shirt

  25. aaron reck says:

    A graphic novel tee and some joggers would be great for my nephew. Thanks so much.

  26. Tracy Pryor says:

    I like the boy’s classic jeans in true blue.

  27. I would get the striped henley dress for my daughter.

  28. I like the Sateen Floral Tulle Dress.

  29. I’d get the Smart is the New Cool shirt for my niece!

  30. Kim Avery says:

    Hooded jersey romper for my newest grandson!

  31. ELIZABETH C. says:


  32. Amber Hites says:

    I would get the 2-Piece Glow-In-The-Dark PJs with the ninja’s! My son would love those.

  33. I would love to get a pair of their cute overalls for my daughter.

  34. I like the Heritage Fleece hoodie for my Granddaughter.

  35. Denise B. says:

    I might get the “Camo Print Cargo Joggers” for our son.

  36. I love the adorable new leggings with the emojis on the knees

  37. i would buy the bed hair don’t care pj’s. My daughter is crazy cute in matching jammies!! lol

  38. Renee Michalzik says:

    I love the mix kit graphic tee and leggings with the cats on them – too bad there are no clothing with dinosaurs on them for girls – my daughter love dinos!

  39. I would get some new shirts for my daughter!

  40. I would get my grandson the hooded Jersey pullover for this winter.

  41. Michelle C says:

    My daughter would love the Denim Overalls – Stratus Wash! Overalls are on her ‘must have’ list for fall.

  42. Richard Hicks says:

    I might get the girls Heritage Hoodie

  43. I would love to get my niece the printed patch pocket dress.

  44. We like to buy jogging pants for the boy. The adjustable waist works well for him.
    He’s growing into a size 8 which will be our last year for wearing Osh Kosh.

    1. I had to double check boy sizes, but OshKosh goes up to a 14 in boys. So you’ve got quite a few years left.

  45. My son loves football, so I would get him the “touchdown machine” graphic tee. I’d also get the Heritage fleece sweatshirt.

  46. I like the pink Mix Kit Striped Shine Tunic.

  47. Tom Bellamy says:

    I would like the Lightweight 4-in-1 Jacket.

  48. James Robert says:

    I would get some of their TLC Leggings

  49. I would get some graphic tees for my daughter…

  50. I like any of the sparkle tulle dresses!

  51. Christina London says:

    I would but my son the patch work front pocket shorts. They are so cute.

  52. I would get my daughter and Eyelet Jumper. It’s overalls with a skirt – brilliant and so cute!!

  53. Sarah Leatherman says:

    I love the layered active shorts! My daughter is in cheer and gymnastics so she is very active and those are the perfect shorts for her busy little self.

  54. I would get some winter and fall clothes for my kids if I won.

  55. Every year we always grab a few of their Hero Fleece Hoodies. Love this brand!

  56. Julie Bickham says:

    I would get my daughter the Button-Front Chambray Dress.

  57. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I like the 2-Piece Snug Fit Cotton PJs for my niece!

  58. These Striped Sun Shorts are so cute, I would choose those.

  59. Ronda Patrick says:

    Carter’s Fox Mary Jane Crib Shoes

  60. I would buy the Magic is Real Tunic and the Unicorn print leggings!

  61. Cynthia Dawson says:

    I would get my daughter some of the denim jeggings!

  62. Tara Darity says:

    I would love to get my daughter the Metallic Dot Print Dress!! They have so much cute stuff on thier site.

  63. Emily Dimick says:

    Boys graphic tees

  64. Sarah Hayes says:

    Id get the mix kit leggings

  65. Erin Haag says:

    I would grab some jeans and leggings. With 5 kids, you can’t have enough!

  66. amy stonger says:

    I’d love to get the denim jacket for my daughter.

  67. kim keithline says:

    I would get the eyelet jumper

  68. I love the Girls Mix Kit Camo Print Leggings and the Mix Kit Team Happy Tee,

  69. Katie Bellamy says:

    I love the Twill Bomber Jacket! Adorable!

  70. Jeri Accardo says:

    my granddaughter is a pajama nut, she loves cute jammies and night gowns. i love the little set 2-Piece Snug Fit Cotton PJs, the shirt says “bed hair & don’t care”, very cute!

  71. I would get my kids some jeans and tshirts; nothing too fancy. I’d let them choose designs

  72. Kristen J. says:

    I like the Marled Shawl Collar Cardigan. It’ll be perfect for Christmas photos!

  73. paula peterson says:

    I like the
    Midweight Hooded Jacket selling

  74. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to get a twill bomber jacket for my daughter. it’s really cute.

  75. Jennifer M says:

    Looks like you’ve got the basics covered – and that’s all you need! Just mix and match here and there and you’re golden for the school year. (Also, love that “Smart Is The New Cool” shirt!)

  76. Some cute leggings for my niece!


    I WOULD GET THE Bunny Hop High-Top Sneakers for my daughter 🙂

  78. Katrina Brockavich says:

    The eyelet sleeve tees are great basics for little girls, so that’s what I would pick!

  79. I love the Floral Jersey Dress.

  80. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would get a pair of Jeans and the French Terry Bomber Jacket

  81. Julie Hawkins says:

    I would get the embellished yoke tunic.

  82. Danielle Wood says:

    I would get some of the graphic tees for my kids

  83. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would definitely get the MIX KIT RAGLAN SPARKLE KITTEN TUNIC and matching leggings for my daughter. She would love this from Osh Kosh b’Gosh.

  84. I would get the Piqué can never go wrong with a polo shirt.

  85. Ashley Arredondo says:

    theres a bunch of clothes i would get my daughter

  86. Angela Thorpe says:

    I would love the 2-Piece Snowsuit in Pink

  87. Jennifer Wright says:

    I would probably get the Mix Kit Raglan Sparkle Kitten Tunic. My daughter loves cats.

  88. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would get the 2-Piece Metallic Dot Chiffon Dress for my baby girl!

  89. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would get my niece some new shirts and leggings.

  90. I like the OshKosh Ruffled Stripe Swimsuit for my granddaughter.

  91. I love their little boy baseball jackets!

  92. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I love their baby girl stuff. The 2-Piece Pleated Sparkle Dress and the 2-Piece Embroidered Chambray Dress are a couple of my favorites.

  93. I like the Two-Tier Eyelet Tulle Dress

  94. The shoes are cute and a great price right now. My niece would like the Mouse Crib Shoes.

  95. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would get the toddlers NEW ARRIVAL

  96. Amanda lea says:

    Those 4.99 uniform tops!!

  97. elizabeth miller says:

    I would order the On Pointe outfit. I love the cut of the shiorts. The boots really pull it all together.

  98. Brittney House says:

    I like the plaid poplin toddler dress.

  99. I love the OshKosh Originals Graphic Bodysuit.

  100. Eileen Boyce says:

    I love the mix kit raglan sparkly kitten tunic.

  101. Sarah Mayer says:

    I like the Two-Tier Eyelet Tulle Dress

  102. I would get the Embroidered Peasant Top.

  103. Anita Jude says:

    I love their
    Quilted Baseball Jacket

  104. Christy Caldwell says:

    I love the one pice snug fit cotton pajamas for babies. So cute.

  105. Jessica W. says:

    I would get my daughter some Mix Kit Paisley Floral Print Leggings.

  106. Jennifer H. says:

    OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee Touchdown Machine.

  107. OshKosh Originals Glow-In-The-Dark Graphic Tee UFOs stole my homework.

  108. Amy Deeter says:

    I would love to have the OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee glitter is the new pink

  109. Maria Beas says:


  110. I like the Classic Jeans – True Blue

  111. Trisha Musgrave says:

    I love the blue planet
    OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee

  112. Leslie Davis says:

    Mix Kit Real Magic Tunic

  113. OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee set.

  114. Rachel Browning says:

    The graphic tees and baby polo

  115. I would get the 2-Piece Floral Print Dress

  116. We always stock up on Osh Kosh denim! My oldest and youngest both need new Osh Kosh jeans!

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